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Ceyda Tanc at Transgressions 2019

Kaya was tribal, ritualistic. I thought it was Egypt, Pharaohs with fantastic balance of emotion and strength and power, the strength being in performance and the ability of the dancers who although each individuals, worked seamlessly as one. Helen Powell dancer

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Smudge Launches Transgressions 2019

Dancing, breathing, learning some of the best things in life… Inside a pop-up studio on Humber Street the pro-company are applying the polish to their section of Smudge, throwing themselves to the floor, and high kicks to the heavens. The community cast wait and watch for their cue as the music and the movement builds to an angelic climax.  Continue reading

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Hull Choreographic Prize 2018 Winners Announced

First thing to say Hull Dance Prize is never boring; whether it’s exploding water melons, blinding tech; audience participatory ballet class; a fresh choreographic language with all the feels. Weds 14th Nov saw the 5th Hull Dance Choreographic Prize taking place on the big stage at Hull Truck. Continue reading

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Hull Dance Prize 2017 Winners

(Post delayed but I’m a completist so couldn’t just leave unpublished) Hull Dance Prize 2017 happened. No really it did, last Saturday inside Hull Truck, an esteemed panel deliberated until announcing the winner Grim Visions. Continue reading

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Rules Broken At Transgressions Dance Festival

THREE. TWO. ONE! BREAK THE RULES! Hull holds its first festival dedicated entirely to contemporary dance and performance. Called Transgressions the eye-catching poster image featuring dancer and the Blade carried the tagline. ‘It’s all about dance, but not as you know it.’  Continue reading

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Flesh #3 What came first the taste for performance art or the egg?

As a timid twenty-something I had no clue, as to what lay behind the self-pleasuring rabbit head, slumped against the gallery wall. Nor did I understand the meaning of two characters in camouflage, pulping tomatoes with their chests, till the place smelled like a Bloody Mary at breakfast. Oh performance art how I adore you. You invite weird and wondrous things to seep into our lives and demand nothing but attention… and now, back to the egg. Continue reading

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Hull Dance Prize 2016 Throws Up Surprise Winners

Hull Dance Prize presented by Hull Dance, has established itself as a regular feature on the city’s cultural calendar. For its third outing, the annual dance competition, moved from the Studio Theatre to the Main House at Hull Truck Theatre, reflecting the growth in popularity and increased visibility of dance in the city. Continue reading

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Hull Dancer Marks Successful Stage Return

Do you have any dance your side of the Pennines? she asked enquiringly. Not a great deal no, I replied. There are moves to remedy that, happening right now in the city, programmes being put in place, more platforms and opportunities… but as for professional companies, we are a bit thin on the ground. 

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JV2 2016 : Dance In a Different Language

An outstanding night of dance theatre at the JV2 2016 Triple Bill, curated by Jasmin Vardimon. The three compositions of work from the professional development company shocked, surprised and thrilled the Hull audience.  Continue reading

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LO:CUS Demystifying Dance at Heads Up Debut

What do you expect to see when you go to a dance show? Dancers dancing, bodies moving in time, some kind of accompanying music? Making their debut at Heads Up Festival, LO:CUS Dance Theatre celebrate their first year as a company, with a varied programme of new and reworked pieces, presented to a packed house at Kardomah 94.  Continue reading

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